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In Translation: Positions and Paradigms
Anisur Rahman
Price : ₹ 775.00  
ISBN : 9789352874620
Language : English
Pages : 248
Binding : Hardback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2019
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Territorial Rights : World
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About the Book

In Translation: Positions and Paradigms is a book of multiple discourses on author, text, translator, reader (and their symbiotic relationships), models of empowerment and new literary cultures. It also engages with the lineage of the Indian author, the genealogy of the Indian text, language as repository of discourse, and translation as a mode of discourse formation. A wide variety of issues such as the problem of translatability, the semantics and morphology of text, and the idea of translation as an interrogative, collaborative and dialogic act are examined in the broader contexts of history, culture and writing. The book traces some of the new shifts in translation studies through the questions it raises.

Table of Contents



  • Author, Text, Translator, Reader: The New Indian Context
  • Changing the Order: The Problem of Translatability
  • Translation as Dialogue: Aesthetics of Collaboration
  • Translation as Discourse: Notes on Intent Formation
  • Broadening the Frontier: Towards a Poetics of Painting and Architecture


  • Translation as Empowerment: The College of Fort William
  • Translating Representation: The Problematic of Indian Literature
  • Translating the Urdu Ghazal: The Classical Contexts of Meer and Ghalib
  • Translating Modern Urdu Poetry: Creating Canons in Translation
  • Translating a Form: The Possible/Impossible Ghazal in English

Publisher’s Acknowledgements

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Anisur Rahman is a literary critic, translator and poet. He has worked and published in the areas of translation, and comparative and postcolonial studies. Formerly a Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, he has been a Shastri Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada, and a visiting scholar at Purdue University, USA. He is currently Senior Adviser at Rekhta Foundation